The BEST of BALI
The Best of Bali lists only links to web sites providing interesting, important and up-to-date information on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
As this site is up-dated frequently, you are invited to visit often and bookmark this page.
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Your Best Choice: Private Vacation Villas in Bali New
Choose from the most beautiful villas in Bali with 2 to 7 bedrooms, spacious living/dining areas, tropical garden with private swimming pool, trained cook, maids and house boys to take care of everything you need, in-house spa therapists, and use of a free air-conditioned car with a reliable driver during your whole stay.
Private Villas in Bali – Listed By Price New
From cozy hideaways for two to exceptional beach front estates with private tennis court, olympic size pool, family sauna, private vegetable garden, etc. A luxury that turns out to be much cheaper then staying at a good hotel – perfect for a intimate honeymoon or a relaxed holiday with your family.
Private Villas in Bali – Listed by Location
Either right on the beach, on the Bukit (hill) on Bali's southern peninsula with spectacular views, in Tanjung Benoa next to Nusa Dua and all the water sports facilities, in Sanur or in Legian close to Bali's best restaurants, in rural surroundings near Ubud or around Canggu, or set right on the golf course next to the famous Tanah Lot Temple.
Advantages of Renting a Private Villa in Bali
Space, personal service, privacy and total relaxation. For less then staying at a good hotel you'll enjoy more advantages than you can imagine, and you'll experience Bali and its people like a resident – not like a tourist!
How to Select and Reserve the Best Villa or Hotel in Bali on the Internet
Be careful when booking on the Internet. Some web sites promise rates and services they never deliver. Others publish outright lies. Here is what you should look for when selecting your accommodation and the company to deal with.
This is a step-by-step guide to avoid disappointment and a wasted vacation. Applicable to Internet travel bookings anywhere in the world.
Bali Hotel Bargain Finder
Find the GUARANTEED lowest rates for Bali's famous luxury resorts such as the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, The Oberoi, Grand Hyatt, etc. and budget hotels in all parts of Bali. Reserve on-line to save 70% and more.
BALI TODAY – Continually Updated Insider's Guide
Up-to-date and down-to-earth information on what to see and do in Bali (and what to avoid), food and restaurants, night life, hotel bargains and vacation villas, weather, currencies, how to get married in Bali, and potential hazards for visitors.
Scheduled or Charter Cruises from Bali
Join a scheduled cruise or charter your own traditional schooner with 3 to 14 cabins and expert crew to see fierce dragons who have survived from the Jurassic age only on Komodo and to visit ancient tribes and cultures in Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands.
Baliproperties.com: Acquiring & Owning Property in Bali
Many regular visitors are interested in acquiring a villa in Bali, either to enjoy as a vacation home, for future retirement, or as an investment.
Here you find straight-forward and up-to-date information on Indonesian property laws, recommended areas, acquisition, construction and maintenance costs, and legal options for potential investors.
Baliproperties.com is NOT a property agent. However, to expand its portfolio of luxurious villas in Bali, the company offers for selected villas free management/maintenance services and an attractive guaranteed annual return.
Detailed Bali Map
The most up-to-date map of the Island of Bali on the Internet – regularly updated and "stolen" by many other web sites.
The Bali Paradise Paradox
A recent history of Bali (by Keith Loveard, Asiaweek, Oct. 3rd, 1997) – however written before the 1997/1998 economic problems and political changes.
Internet Access from Bali
How and from where temporary visitors to Bali can access the Internet during their stay.
Bali Weather Report & 5-Day Forecast
This report is for the whole island of Bali: this means, even if you see rain showers announced these might only be in Ubud and in the mountains while Bali's coastal areas are dry and sunny.
Currency Exchange Rates
Latest currency exchange rates for the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) from Yahoo.com with graphics to show the changes over the last two years.
Bali Tours: What to See and Do in Bali
Detailed and up-to-date information on Bali tours, excursions, museums and exhibitions in Bali, dance and drama performances, sports, adventure and nature trips, meditation and cooking classes, and many other activities for residents and visitors of all ages.
Food & Restaurants in Bali
A continually up-dated insider's guide to local and international cuisines available in Bali, and the most interesting restaurants in Kuta (incl. Legian, Seminyak, Basangkasa, and Kerobokan), Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Ubud.
Recipes for Traditional Balinese Food & Delicacies
Ingredients and detailed instructions how to prepare over 70 traditional Balinese delicacies. Includes details on Indonesian food and spices, possible substitutes, etc. Start today preparing delicious Indonesian food to spoil your guests at home!
Bali after Dark
Up-to-date information on Bali's after dark activities for all sexes and the most popular pubs, bars, discotheques, and night clubs in Sanur, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak.
Private Boat & Yacht Charters from Bali
Charter a state-of-the-art game fishing vessel, a stylish sailing ketch, or a traditional Buginese schooner with 3 to 18 cabins and expert crew to explore the Indonesian Spice Islands at your own pace.
"Bali Impian Estate" Villas for Sale
Two villas offered for sale. Investors benefit from the increase of the properties' value and a guaranteed return on their investment – without any ongoing costs, responsibilities and worries normally connected with foreign property ownership.
Potential Hazards for Visitors to Bali
Continually updated information on the social situation in Bali as well as maps, charts, and satellite images showing the areas affected by any haze or smoke, the cloud situation, and winds affecting the climate in Bali.
The "BEST of BALI" Poll Page
Cast your own vote, and/or view the current results of what recent visitors to Bali regard as the best restaurants and hotels, how they rate their Bali vacation, and what they regard as the WORST nuisance for visitors to this island.
Real-time Bali & Indonesia News
Read the latest news about Bali and Indonesia, pulled in real-time from hundreds of reputable international news sources and information services.
The "BALI travel FORUM"
News & Views from the "Ultimate Island" – contributed by recent visitors and long-time residents. Since 1997 one of the busiest "Forums" on the Net!